The word 'vacation' often becomes synonymous with the word 'indulgent'. By that we mean, when you're out of office and in that unspoken 'Do Not Disturb' mode, you're looking to treat yourself. And sometimes, treating yourself is that much better when you never have to penny up once you arrive. The term 'All-Inclusive' may not have rung home to you before, but it's time to think again with these two luxury 'Mack Daddy' retreats that are — you guessed it — All-Inclusive.
1. GRAND VELAS RIVIERA MAYA
THE FAMILY-FRIENDLY ONE
Grand Velas Riviera Maya has cranked it up fifty notches where passion, luxury and exceptional service merge to create the perfect hotel for families and adults looking for. From the stunning scenery to the amazing culinary experiences (award-winning chefs oversee the five dining venues, one of the restaurants is even a Five Diamond award winner), to the largest and most beautiful spa in the Northern Hemisphere…Just leave your little ones at the Kid’s Club and head poolside to the adults-only pool, where you’ll be sipping on unlimited cocktails all the while having your feet massaged by the pool! When the sun goes down, get ready to dance your way into the late hours of the night at the hotel lounge, Koi-Sports Bar & Disco.
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2. BLUE DIAMOND RIVIERA MAYA
THE ADULTS-ONLY ONE
The tranquil, adult-only all-inclusive Blue Diamond Riviera Maya is a sophisticated stay on Mexico’s beachfront. Covering 36 acres of lagoon, mangroves and pristine beachfront, this chic property exudes elegance and carries a sanctuary-esque vibe.
From the outdoors to indoors, the sense of zen reverberates throughout the property, with minimalistic-styled accommodations that play on its natural surroundings. There's a wide selection of rooms and suites, some with private pools, but all designed with clean lines, high-quality marble, limestone and bamboo to set a soothing mood. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the interiors with light during daytime. A former Mandarin Oriental property, Asian touches such as sliding Japanese doors and rock gardens remain since becoming Blue Diamond. Rain showers, top-of-the-line bath products, and private terraces or garden areas are just a few of our favorite features.